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Re: PYE2300AYW Dryer how do you remove the drum?
Once you loosen the screws from the spindle or axle, you should be able to pull(gently) the drum out. Be careful not to damage the rubber wheels. My question is why do you need to pull the drum anyway? It has nothing mechanical or electrical to it. Are you wanting to put a belt on?
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Look at the bottom if you can access a front panel under the door to the dryer. Or you might be able to access the two rubber wheels the drum rides on by turning the dryer on its side or back to look at the bottom of the dryer. You will find two rubber wheels the drum rests on. Typically the center of the wheel is worn causing the drum to be unbalanced. If you remove the retaining clip you can remove the wheel and inspect it for any defects. If one is bad I would replace the other since they are not real expensive and it will give you many years of service.
Ignore gas references if electric dryer. Unplug dryer and shut off gas. Disconnect gas line. Tip dryer onto its front. Remove back panel. Unscrew and remove inside back manifold. Place belt around drum and fit into pulley wheel(s) on motor shaft. (There may be a spring loaded tension arm on one of the wheels. Install the belt on it so that it pulls the belt tight around the drum and pulleys.) Check friction gasket (that the drum rotates on) on manifold and replace it if worn thin. Install manifold. Install back panel. Reconnect power and gas.
Unplug the dryer.
Take a putty knife and push the clips in between the front panel and the top lid.
Raise the top back, out of the way.
Inside the right and keft front sides of the front panel, remove the 2 screws.
Remove the wire connector to the front door.
Set the front panel aside.
Remove the screws from the blower wheel cover on the bottom left and check the blower wheel for free play on the motor shaft.
If free play is there, replace the blower wheel.
Reach underneath the drum and remove the belt from the motor pulley.
Lift the drum(it will take some force) by pulling the rear of the drum up.
Then pull it out.
The drum support is attached to the rear of the drum. The drum catch is mounted at the rear of the cabinet and is U shaped.
Replace both these parts.
Re-assemble and run your dryer.
This could be the front drum support wheels. They are made of rubber and I just replace one that had broken up, causing the machine not to spin at all. (I replaced both while I had the machine apart as I'm sure the other one is at the end of its life too).
To get at it, I had to take the top and the back off of the machine (removing all screws) and then unhook the belt so I could pull the drum out enough to see the wheels. The wheels are bolted to the front plastic with a nut situated inside of it, so you will have to loosen that to hold the nut in place.
You'll need some torx bits of various sizes to do this job and reassembly takes some jiggling to line everything up. Took me about 2 hours all together.
BTW - if it is the belt , it is virtually the same procedure, but if your drum is rotating at all, I doubt it is the belt.
Unplug first with a straight blade screwdriver, pry up on the top of the dryer where the front wall of the dryer and the top meet. there are 2 screws 1 on each side inside the dryer where the sides and front meet, remove them and unhook the wires from the door switch. the whole front will now pull out and up, now open the door remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the door opening and the whole lint tray will pull out. sounds like a lot but only takes about 5 minutes.
there are 2 drum rollers at the back of the dryer. shut off power, pull drum and you will see 2 rubber wheels. there is a little plastis triangle that keeps the roller in place. try spinning the rollers . they probably will not spin too freely. remove triangles ,inspect inside of roller the stainless steel bearing may have gunk on it try to clean off . also check shaft roller rides likewise remove any debri use a little rubbing alcohol to remove gunk. also check the idler roller that routes the belt for the same things. good luck
The drum support roller for your dryer (s) is worn out. In Rozzi's case is sounds like the rubber has come completely off and the drum is turning on the bare metal part of the wheel. In guest's case is sounds like one of the rollers has a chunk missing from the rubber that normally surrounds the metal wheel.
Unplug the dryer. Pull the top off the dryer. Typically a couple of screws in the back
and then slide the whole top towards the front of the dryer. Lifting
from the front edge open it up like a chest. Remove the drum and the belt. You should see two drum support rollers. Replace them both (and the belt while you are in there).
One, or both drum idler wheels has failed, the noise is the drum shaving rubber of the now stationary wheel.
Belts and Idlers are a standard item that fit many dryers, and your local parts guy has them on the shelf.
Replace both idlers and the belt at the same time, the other wheel and belt will fail soon cause of the extra load, and they are both as old as the first one, and you dont want to pull the dryer apart twice.